Consultation outcome

Applying water legislation to the Isles of Scilly

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We received 45 responses to this consultation.

Following this consultation we have created a working group on water and sewerage services and investment on the Isles of Scilly. This group will finish a review of the existing arrangements on the Isle of Scilly and consider the options for a long term solution.

Original consultation


Seeking views on applying water legislation to the Isles of Scilly.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to change water legislation to include the Isles of Scilly. We also want to learn how you think these changes will affect you.

Many of the existing environmental water protections laws in England do not apply to the Isles of Scilly. This includes provisions in the Water Industry Act 1991, the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Environment Act 1995.

Making changes to the legislation will put in place the correct procedures and tests to make sure the drinking water is healthy. It will also make sure that the island’s sewerage system is dealing with the sewerage in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. We want to achieve these changes while minimizing the effect to both the Council and the local residents.

Published 20 November 2014
Last updated 17 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses document replaced due to errors in paragraphs 4.3 and 8.2.
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